Back in January, a kind woman posted a comment to Isaiah's Facebook page letting us know about an organization that she volunteers for: Feel Better Friends. Volunteers from around the world create customized crocheted dolls for children with serious health issues who feel may "different".
I checked out the website, shared it with a few of my support groups, and requested a doll for Isaiah.
We were quickly introduced to Isaiah's volunteer crafter, Terri-Lee, via email. Terri-Lee lives in Australia. She is a master crafter as she crafted a Mini-Isaiah and sent him off in just a few days!
Terri-Lee even made Mini Isaiah's arms and legs shorter at my request. :)
Mini Isaiah decided to tour the world...or hide in a post office somewhere...as it took him some time to get to our house from the other side of the world.
Actually, we had thought he was lost forever, and Terri-Lee let the administrators of Feel Better Friends know that he was missing, so they assigned us with another sweet volunteer, Bobbi, who was ready to create a new doll for Isaiah.
A few days after she and I emailed, Mini-Isaiah appeared in our mailbox. (and I immediately emailed Feel Better Friends and Terri-Lee.
Mini Isaiah was worth the wait. Isaiah thinks he's hilarious! He loves holding his hand and rubbing his hair. And guys, he even has a tail just like Isaiah's Donald Duck halloween costume (that I of course had to pull out for this photo opportunity).
Isn't this just the coolest? If you know a child facing a major health condition that could use a pick me up, please share Feel Better Friends with their parent(s). They are a wonderful organization spreading love and happiness through talented, loving volunteers.
Thank you Terri-Lee and FBF for Isaiah's Feel Better Friend.